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September 16th

Energy boost sparks Howard College to offer safety courses

September 16, 2014

To meet the needs of the growing energy industry, Howard College now offers safety training courses for area workers and businesses.
“We have open enrollment and Chad (Averette, director or work force training) will also work with business to create specialized classes that might need a H2S (hydrogen sulfide gas) awareness class or lock out/tag out (electrical/mechanical safety use in the oil field) for their employees, said Kinsey Hanesn.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

Tickets still available for fair quilt

September 16, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

September 15th

VIDEO: Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over Titans

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over Titans
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman break down the Cowboys' win.

Evening of Art and Wine

September 15, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

Dillon Robertson, sales representative for Llano Estacado Winery, pours a sample for Denise McComb Saturday night at the Heritage Museum's “Evening of Art and Wine,” an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Big Spring Art Association and also kick off the museum's endowment campaign.

September 13th

Murder trial begins Monday

September 13, 2014

Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a Big Spring man accused of murder in the September 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend.

Dakota Wade Anguiano faces between 5 and 99 years, or life, in prison if convicted of the murder of 17-year-old Abigail Valencia in the 1300 block of Tucson Sept. 19, 2013.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

Trustees eye tax rate adoption

September 13, 2014

Howard College trustees will consider the final adoption of the 2015 tax rate of 17.7 cents per $100 valuation before heading into the bulk of their regular meeting Monday.

If passed, an owner with a home valued at $100,000 will see an estimated $14.71 decrease if their home value stayed relatively the same as last year, but the proposed rate is still expected to raise more tax revenue than last year.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

September 12th

Water rates could go down for some

September 12, 2014

Not everybody’s water bills are going to increase — some will even go down a bit.

The Big Spring City Council Thursday unanimously approved new water usage rates that will offer a little bit of relief to low -and fixed-income households.

The city is passing along a recent 6 percent increase from the Colorado River Municipal Water District to customers, but not everybody will see that increase reflected in their monthly bills.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

BSISD enrollment up 147 students from a year ago

September 12, 2014

Big Spring schools are feeling growing pains.

Superintendent Chris Wigington informed board members Thursday night that district enrollment is up 147 students compared to this time last year.

Washington Elementary has the distinct honor for the second year in a row of having the largest student population of all the elementary schools with more than 600 enrolled, according to numbers given out by Wigington.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

September 11th

City: Food vendors may not be safe

September 11, 2014

Big Spring city officials are warning residents to be cautious when buying food from street vendors.

City Fire Marshal Carl Condray said an increasing number of calls expressing concerns about street vendors have been received by his office.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Art association will celebrate anniversary Saturday at museum

September 11, 2014

Two Big Spring institutions will join together for “An Evening of Wine and Art,” Saturday.

The Big Spring Art Association (BSAA), to celebrate its 60th anniversary, is partnering with the Heritage Museum’s Endowment Campaign kick-off with a joint reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

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